And breathe…this week has been a reminder that sometimes my body/immune system is trying to catch up with my busy schedule, but I was so thrilled to share these photos (and would’ve earlier if my body would have allowed it).
I had such a great time Aileen, Si, and little Simon during Aileen’s maternity session. We had a great view of the city and a field full of bluebonnets. It was great being able to hang out with this beautiful family, not only because they rock but also because it’s amazing to see them add to their family with another little cutie like Simon.
Doesn’t Aileen look gorgeous!? Man oh man I wish I looked this great pregnant! I’m so looking forward to meeting their little one soon!
I don’t know what it is, it may be the upcoming maternity sessions that will be happening in the next few weeks or maybe because I have a bit of baby fever…haha! Either way, I was looking back at all the beautiful mommas I’ve had the pleasure of photographing and all I can say is wow! There’s just this beautiful light a momma shines when she is expecting. I wish we carried that light afterwards too! I LOVE maternity sessions for that reason. My clients will tell me that they don’t look good, that they are huge, that nothing fits, but listen here beauties…you look gorgeous! Here’s a little look at what I mean…
It’s 12:10am and I’m still up…it seems like I’m not the only one. Mother Nature is making her rounds here in Texas. The rain sounds so nice hitting the windows outside my office…I would think it would put me into sleep mode, but for some reason it reminds me to take a step back and be thankful. For me, rain has always been a positive sign…a sign of new beginnings. The smell of fresh rain hitting the dirt is almost heavenly for me and VERY nostalgic of the times I was at my Grandma’s house in West Texas. There was just something about desert rain and dirt…almost like you could taste it.
Ok so any who… I am rambling…again. I’m pretty good about that.
So where was I going with this post…well I sometimes have to step back and just remember what keeps my going, what makes me motivated, and what makes this heart of mine swell with so much love. I took some photos of my daughter while she was playing outside and yup that did it. I saw her standing on our deck in her super cute and FAVORITE obsession of a dress and her rain boots and I was reminded of how blessed I am. She reminds me of how God is so very present in my life and always teaching me about the world around us. In her eyes and in the way she approaches things, it’s almost like I am seeing them for the first time. There’s such a level of appreciation and hope in all that she says and does. I see her bring out the best in me and my hubby…which is amazing how a little human being can do that. She can make all the bad in life almost disappear. It’s almost magical .
Anyways, I’ll stop my rant and just show you some of the pics I captured. The last two are of my hubby just enjoying the beautiful Texas night and just sharing some moments.
Wishing you all love and life. Big hugs! -C-
Ok so I find myself looking at past sessions and just falling in love all over with the sessions and remembering how awesome my clients are! Some photos are just remembering priceless moments I’ve experience with friends and family…either way…they are moments that are close to my heart. I put my heart into every photo I have…so every Monday, you’ll not only experience some of my photos, but a little bit of who I am
So I wanted to share, or really re-share some of my favorites and just give some love and gratitude to my past sessions or just moments I’ve captured. You can only grow from remembering where you came from right? Some may have been a year old or just a few months, they have just been posted on my Facebook and not on my site…either way, they will be seen and adored by me once again! I hope everyone is enjoying themselves on this Monday. I am trying to rebuild my immune system, for some reason my body doesn’t like non stop activity and a crazy Momma lifestyle sometimes…thank God for Vitamin C, coconut water, a playful toddler and clean eating because I think I might just end up merging with my bed and never leaving…hahah!
Happy Memory Monday everyone!
I couldn’t help myself…my daughter is in the middle of some of the coolest little friends she has…I love these little ones!
She is IN LOVE with flowers…
My daughter and her BFF…
It’s that time again! It’s siLOVE Photography giveaway time!
OK so I am a self diagnosed Pinterest addict. Yup…I said it. It’s a wonderland of great quotes, from tips on how to make my face look like a model to winning Momma of the year (OK maybe not that one), but either way…it’s SUPER! So I wanted to share my love with you all.
So what do you win?
A FULL siLOVE PHOTOGRAPHY SESSION (worth $350), which includes:
so how do you win?
So here’s the deal…
Good luck and looking forward to a great giveaway!!!! Big hugs and lots of love!
AND THE WINNER IS ALYSSA G! Congrats and I look forward to booking your session
My little mermaid finally found her way to the great blue sea, and it was such a treat! We recently got back from a fantastic trip to San Diego with Mom. It was everything we all needed…especially the time together. I can’t thank my Mom for giving us such a great trip. It was a vision of smiles, playfulness, and just pure joy. We went to Legoland, the zoo, we rode the Coaster, and we hit the beach. See what I haven’t told you is that San Diego is really close to our hearts, in more ways than one. We have shared so many priceless memories out there. I remember as a little girl we would boogie board, body surf, ride our roller blades, and just stay under the sun until it finally decided to set. I’ve had so many moments from my childhood and onto my adulthood that make San Diego home away from home. My hubby and I married off La Jolla Cove, which was absolutely perfect.
The beauty of San Diego and the smell of the ocean even provided such a great place for me during the birth of my daughter. See what I haven’t shared (for obvious reasons), is that I had a natural child birth and my wonderful friend and doula Sasha gave me this passage that told me to create a place that I can envision during my labor and delivery. TRUST ME…you want to go somewhere nice and serene during those moments before seeing your beautiful baby. Thankfully everything went beautifully and what got me through it was my vision of seeing my little girl (who I hadn’t met just yet) wearing a red polka dot bathing suite and a matching hat. I saw her being around 9 months old and just playing with the sand while overlooking the Pacific. Pretty great right? I think so too.
Well I didn’t necessarily get the chance to photograph that moment, even though I really hoped I could. Things happen for a reason, and I believe the reason was for this very moment. I had to wait until my daughter was this age. It may have been too cold for a bathing suit, but her cute pink hoodie and her little leggings (she kind of reminded me of a flamingo) was just as great as seeing her in that bathing suit. The smile on her face running too and away from the water was priceless. Watching my Mom run after her and swing her around was everything I had hoped for. It was magical.
What can I say, I feel incredibly blessed. I tell myself that NO one can ever change my mind about one thing…it is absolutely possible for your heart to live outside of your body (sure it sounds goofy), but my daughter is proof that it can. I think most parents can agree
On another note, I was also really grateful to visit with my cousin and his amazing family. We grew up together and now seeing our kids playing together on the same beaches we did as kids really is a moment of greatness.
With that said…here are a few pics of my little mermaid/flamingo/tiny heart of mine. (I have so many more that I want to share, but still have to edit)
Some Instagram photos:
This little fashionista is always cracking me up…
One of my favorite photos of all time. What can I say, but that it gives my heart so much joy! My mom and my sweet girl having so much fun…
Me oh my…mother’s day sessions booked SO quickly! I cannot wait until these sessions! I have a picture of beauty, color, and magic in my mind for these! Sooo excited!
So on another note, it’s time for Daddy, Grandpa, and anyone who has played the role to be recognized! Sure we try to recognize them on a regular basis, but sometimes life becomes a little crazy and we need to stop and remember just what an impact they’ve made. Shopping or finding a gift always seems to be a little difficult for me…or at least I feel that way sometimes. My hubby tells me he has all he needs or not to spend money on him, but why not give him something that won’t ever lose its value. How about something he can look at and remember just how awesome it is to hold such a wonderful name such as Daddy, Grandpa, Papa, etc. Take a look and let me know if you’re interested, just an FYI my momma’s sessions booked in 5 hours (wow and yay!) and spaces are limited once again for these sessions.
Just a heads up, if you’re wanting a family/maternity/engagement/etc. session, please please make sure to book soon!
Big hugs and lots of love!
It’s time to celebrate Mommy! I know…trust me I know just how hard it is to be in front of the camera with our kiddos. I am ALWAYS BEHIND THE CAMERA, both professionally and personally. So when someone tells me, hey let me take a picture of you with Valentina, I jump at the chance. I don’t really like to be in front of the camera, but if I can make some memories for my daughter and I that later she can look back at, then I’m for it! So every year I offer Mommy sessions so there is an excuse to be in front of the camera with your little ones. We need to do that not only for ourselves, but for our kiddos. So take a look and I hope we can book a session! Limited spots are available so make sure to book!
Hugs and remember the purest love is found in a child’s smile!
So I LOVE LOVE everything dealing with Valentine’s Day…sure it’s not a holiday based on a historical event or person, and some call it a “Hallmark Holiday”. Sure it’s a day that should be celebrated every day…a day to recognize love, encourage it, and overwhelm ourselves in every possible symbol that screams love. What can I say, I believe love makes us better people. It reminds us of how blessed we are, it motivates us, it keeps us enthusiastic and joyful, and well love is pretty awesome. Call me a romantic, a sap, a mushy type of girl…either way Valentine’s Day just thrives around it. This is the one of the only holidays (besides Christmas…not even Thanksgiving), that I like to bake, make cute little crafts, dress up in red and hearts, make heart shaped everything, and surround myself with glitter…AND I love Valentine’s Day mini sessions. Just take a look at some of my awesome clients who joined in the fun. Thank you to each one of them for reminding me how love is truly amazing
Happy Valentine’s Day!